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Welcome to the new Traction Talk

Traction Talk is the Messageboard Dedicated to Road Steam Engines

If you have an interest in Traction Engines, Minature Steam, Steam Engine Rallies or anything road steam related then Traction Talk is the place for you!

You need to register with us before you can see messages or post, this is easy to do and completely free of charge - you can be up and running in minutes by following the link below:

Register for Traction Talk

What We Talk About

Traction Talk is a thriving and growing community we have around 1,000 active members and a library of over 50,000 posts featuring many hundreds of pictures. Our members come from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Germany, Holland and a few more besides!

We have a couple of get-together's each year with the main one being held at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in August/September.

We feature pictures and discussion on all types of engines including, General Purpose Engines, Showmans Engines, Steam Rollers, Steam Lorries and historic pictures of engines during their working life.

Miniature Steam

If you are interested in building miniature traction engines we have a thriving model forum, where you can discuss building, buying and running minature engines:

Steam Rallies

We have a regularly updated list of road steam events taking place across the world and a calendar of events.

Also throughout the summer season we have rally reports supplied by members - Traction Talk is the first place to learn about what's going on in the rally scene.

Not Just Steam

In addition we have several other forums dedicated to non-steam topics:

Items For Sale and Wanted
Jokes and Off Topic Discussions

How Traction Talk is Paid For

Traction Talk is funded by it's membership.

For those who would like to make a voluntary donation to Traction Talk funds we provide an image hosting service and several supporter only forums. Once you are registered you can find out more about donating and the benefits.

Join Us Today

If any of the above sounds like it would interest you please join us, we welcome new members and in time hope you can become a valued contributer to the Traction Talk community.

Register For Traction Talk

Should you have any issues with signing up or further questions please email me and I will do my best to help out:
David Collidge, Traction Talk Administrator -

  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
Steam Engine Matters
For general discussions on all things Traction Engine related.
13,733 207,729
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
by weidner
13th December 2017 05:15 PM Go to last post
1,710 19,134
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
27th October 2017 07:06 AM Go to last post
331 4,950
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Today 09:19 AM Go to last post
241 9,800
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
22nd November 2017 09:13 AM Go to last post
94 1,212
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
by mickval
10th December 2017 12:17 PM Go to last post
528 2,926
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
Today 09:46 AM Go to last post
126 293
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
12th November 2017 09:22 PM Go to last post
249 871
Collection of members working engine pictures.
1,651 13,892
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by Dave H
Today 04:44 PM Go to last post
3,707 51,510
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
by chbeyer
12th December 2017 06:31 PM Go to last post
171 1,991
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
12th November 2017 07:02 PM Go to last post
64 460
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
6th December 2017 05:55 PM Go to last post
2,079 11,868
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
11th December 2017 04:43 PM Go to last post
1,997 13,252
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
29th October 2017 03:03 PM Go to last post
639 3,503
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,698 8,108
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
2,903 9,567
Steam related items on eBay .
by dgh
13th December 2017 10:36 PM Go to last post
2,044 4,777
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by notyalc
20th November 2017 11:26 AM Go to last post
355 1,588
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
28th February 2017 08:42 PM Go to last post
33 291
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
30th March 2017 08:03 AM Go to last post
18 121
Information about MGC Engineering and the range of services they offer.
18th January 2016 10:20 PM Go to last post
5 16
Forum featuring information about Berrybrook Steam and the services they provide.
27th September 2017 08:59 AM Go to last post
33 75
4 4
Forum featuring information about Sutton Castings the service they offer.
6th November 2017 01:23 PM Go to last post
1 1
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
6th December 2017 05:59 PM Go to last post
112 283
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
17th October 2017 08:36 AM Go to last post
75 378
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
1st September 2017 08:57 PM Go to last post
26 219
A forum for contributors to leave a message with the contribution.
16th April 2014 02:37 PM Go to last post
2 5
Supporters - Restricted Access For Donating Members Only
Private 16 162
Reference documents and pictures.
Private 260 508
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 22 65
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,771 16,706
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 178 1,702
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,836

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
Thread    Date, Time  Posted By   Forum
Old Too good to play with---    15-12, 16:44  Dave H   Model Engines
Old STOLEN- rivet gun,...    15-12, 14:12  trfdevon   Discussions
Old Old McDonald    15-12, 12:33  stefan mlynek   Irreverent
Old Ban on petrol and diesel...    15-12, 12:04  Gaudin98   Discussions
Old Italian Ploughing Engines    15-12, 10:37  C.M.FANCE   Historic Photograph...
Old Cornwall to/fro    15-12, 09:46  sparkright   Courier Requests
Old Aveling Roller 8727    15-12, 09:19  Aveling8727   Restoration Projects
Old for Sale Bridgeport Mill    15-12, 06:12  robert barker   For-Sale Adverts
Old Not road steam but some...    14-12, 21:50  Proff   Historic Photograph...
Old Speakers    14-12, 20:21  Timothy Hackworth Jr   Off Topic Discussions
Old Double tax disc holder...    14-12, 13:47  Boston Lodge   Wanted Adverts
Old Direct ploughing in Italy    14-12, 10:29  David Parfitt   Historic Photograph...
Old Marshall Britannia...    14-12, 09:49  pearlanddean   Discussions
Old Scale model traction...    14-12, 09:16  gibbo79   For-Sale Adverts
Old Gresham Style Injector -...    13-12, 22:36  dgh   eBay
Old Gresham Style Injector -...    13-12, 22:22  dgh   eBay
Old Fowler rope roller...    13-12, 17:15  weidner   Technical Topics
Old Sentinel threeway...    13-12, 16:36  martin hunt   For-Sale Adverts
Old C&S sheild transfer    13-12, 14:05  7833   Discussions
Old 6" Burrell 8NHP Road...    13-12, 12:24  Northburrell   Model Engines
Old Then and Now  2011
Old burrell 3385  1361
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1167
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  692
Old Happy New Year at...  683
Old Transportation  618
Old 6" Little Samson...  602
Old fowler road loco 8669...  506
Old Fowler Roller R.I.P  474
Old Then and Now  293012
Old burrell 3385  177146
Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  168219
Old 3" Mclaren build  85999
Old Transportation  85543
Old fowler road loco 8669...  80520
Old 6" Burrell DCC Road Loco...  78937
Old Happy New Year at...  69523
Old NTET Road Run - 27...  67570
Old Restoration of Fowler A4...  55625
Discussions  205711
Model Engines  51510
Technical Topics  19134
Off Topic Discussions  16706
Show Reports  13252
Steam Events  11868
Historic Photograph...  10976
Restoration Projects  9800
Wanted Adverts  9567
For-Sale Adverts  8108
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  846
davidje  735
Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  498
buzzy bee  462
MartinP  456
SDSPS  453
Lord B of Crafton  369
carl_byrne  344
8_10 Brass Cleaner  322
weidner  13845
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13635
00000  5952
Broken Firebar  4734
Steam Scenes  4701
Bosiboz  4456
buzzy bee  4358
SDSPS  4218
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4130
Steam Scenes  20723
Bosiboz  14871
8_10 Brass Cleaner  11042
davidje  8506
SDSPS  7567
weidner  7119
sparkright  5453
Arfursteam  5341
Rod Boesing  4806
00000  4775

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